Norway, together with Nigeria and Germany, will host an international donor conference in Oslo on 24 February. ‘A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. This crisis has been largely overlooked. We are therefore seeking to mobilise greater international involvement and increased funding for humanitarian efforts to prevent the situation from deteriorating...

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Cecilie Baann, a 26-year-old student from Norway, has spent the last 11 months in Katsina in North Western Nigeria, were she has conducted fieldwork for her master’s degree in social anthropology. The student has a few days stopover in Abuja before returning to Norway, and the embassy grasp the opportunity to hear about her experiences in areas most diplomats do not get the chance to travel.

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Bilateral relations between Nigeria and Norway have been strengthened considerably with the visit of Foreign Minister Børge Brende to Abuja 15-16 December. Brende had conversations with no less than five Ministers during his stay: Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, State Minister of Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of Solid Minerals Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Minister of...

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Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud visited the International Centre for Interfaith Peace and Harmony (ICIPH) in Kaduna last Tuesday.

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The embassy’s deputy chief of mission, Ms. Pippi G. Søegaard, visited Maiduguri in Borno state 28-30 November to experience first hand UNICEF’s efforts to offer education to internally displaced children and other vulnerable children in the state.

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Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NNCC) have inaugurated their new offices in Lagos. They now share offices with Norwegian oil company Statoil, and also host the representative of Norwegian Seafood Council, virtually making it a “Norway House” in Lagos.

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Slum Dwellers International and Justice and Empowerment Initiative work and organize among slum dwellers in Nigeria.

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On visiting Lagos over five days ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud met i.a. with the Nigerian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NNCC) chairman Chijioke Igwe and other members of the board in their newly established offices in Ikoyi in Lagos. The building also hosts Norwegian oil company Statoil.

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Photo: Photo Nuhu John Gwamma, State House, Kaduna.

Kaduna State is at the crossroads between North and South in the so called Middle Belt of Nigeria. Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud visited Kaduna yesterday and was received by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai. The Governor was accompanied by Commissioners and members of his staff.

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The National Librarians of Nigeria and Norway met in Abuja today to discuss possible future cooperation. Norwegian digitalization explained by Sira Myhre; impressed the Nigerian side.

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Last Thursday the Ambassador and counsellor Asgeir Steindal visited the capital of Plateau State, Jos for a days visit.

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